SOLO+GROUP

 

 

 

- 2017 -

House+Wife: A "small" Gathering Solo Exhibition

S. Dot Gallery

Columbus, Ohio

 

One Hit Wonder Invitational Group Exhibition

Glave Kocen Gallery

Richmond, Virginia

 

Drawing Connections - Works by Valdosta State

University Art Faculty Group Exhibition

Kobro Gallery, Strzeminski Academy of Fine Arts

Lodz, Poland

 

- 2016 -

Group Faculty Exhibition

Valdosta State University

Valdosta, Georgia

 

- 2015 -

“House+Wife” Solo Exhibition

Aiken Center for the Arts

Aiken, South Carolina

 

- 2014 -

 “House+Wife” Solo Exhibition

Miller Gallery – Otterbein University

Westerville, Ohio

 

“An Artful Combination” Group Exhibition

Miller Gallery – Otterbein University

Westerville, Ohio

 

Size isn’t Everything Invitational Group Exhibition

Glave Kocen Gallery

Richmond, Virginia

 

- 2010 -

“Faculty Exhibit” Group Exhibition

McConnell Arts Center

Worthington, Ohio

 

“Childish Issues” Solo Exhibition

McConnell Arts Center

Worthington, Ohio

 

“Identity” Invitational Exhibition

$100 Honorarium

Roy C. Moore Art Gallery

Gainesville State College

Gainesville, Georgia

 

“Head to Toes: Figurative Works” Invitational Exhibition

The Art Studio and Gallery

Cut Bank, Montana

 

“Click: Photography” Invitational Exhibition

Glave Kocen Gallery

Richmond, Virginia

 

- 2009 -

“Where the Twain Meet” Group Exhibition

Miller Gallery – Otterbein University

Westerville, Ohio

 

“Altered Barbie Show” Group Exhibition

Shotwell 50 Studios

San Francisco, California

 

“Be A Doll” Invitational Group Exhibition

Estel Gallery

Nashville, Tennessee

 

- 2008 -

“Everything Europe: A Traveler’s Journey”  Solo Exhibition

Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts

Fredericksburg, Virginia

 

- 2007 -

“Recent Works”  Group Exhibition

Virginia State University Art Gallery

Petersburg, Virginia

 

“Everything Europe: A Traveler’s Journey”  Solo Exhibition

Richmond Main Public Library

Franklin Street – Richmond, Virginia

 

 

 

 

JURIED

 

 

 

- 2017 -

Pieced Together Juried Exhibition

Sulfur Studios

Savannah, Georgia

 

Spring into Art Exhibition

Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts

Valdosta, Georgia

 

- 2016 -

The Schwa Show: National Juried Exhibition

Emerge Gallery

Greenville, North Carolina

 

Home/Making: Domesticity in Contemporary Life

Arizona State University Harry Wood Gallery

Tempe, Arizona

 

Games: From Marbles to Minecraft

Annemarie Arts Center

 Dowell, Maryland

 

Transitions - 3rd annual Fall Juried Exhibition

Franklin Arts Center

Brainerd, Minnesota

 

Equality Matters - Conversations on Gender and Race Symposium

William Woods University

Fulton, Missouri

(did not display piece)

 

Change Agents: Personal Art as Political Tactic

Lamont Gallery

Exeter, New Hampshire

 

Cut it Out National Juried Exhibition

Gallery One Visual Arts Center

Ellensburg, Washington

 

- 2015 -

Gender: Inaugural National Juried Exhibition

Indiana University East

Richmond, Indiana

 

- 2014 -

OFF THE GRID

Atlantic Gallery

New York City, New York

 

Humanities and Home

Arizona State University Harry Wood Gallery

Tempe, Arizona

 

- 2013 -

65 Degrees: An Exhibition of Contemporary Encaustic Art

Nave Gallery

Somerville, Massachusetts

 

Small Works Show

Glave Kocen Gallery

Richmond, Virginia

 

Lilliputians March

Purdue University

West Lafayette, Indiana

 

Lots of Little Art Juried Exhibition

Artlink

Fort Wayne, Indiana

 

Rag Dolls, Robots and Rocketships Exhibition

Foundry Art Centre

Saint Charles, Missouri

 

MAD WORLD: National Juried Exhibition

Union Street Gallery

Chicago Heights, Illinois

 

- 2011 -

TOYS: Re-imagine, Re-invent, Re-discover

Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center

Dowell, Maryland

 

Mixing it Up: Artistry in Mixed Media

High Road Gallery

Worthington, Ohio

(Honorable Mention)

 

 

 

 

 

- 2009 -

OH COW

Crossing Art

Flushing, New York

 

Powerful and Fragile Earth

Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts

Fredericksburg, Virginia

 

Art at the Mill Spring  2009  Art Show

Clarke County Historical Association

Millwood, Virginia

 

- 2008 -

Reclamation Exhibition

Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts

Fredericksburg, Virginia

 

Art at the Mill Fall 2009 Art Show

Clarke County Historical Association

Millwood Virginia

 

- 2007 -

My Generation

Washington Gallery of Photography

Bethesda, Maryland

 

Fragments Exhibition

Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts

Fredericksburg, Virginia

(Honorable Mention)

 

Photographer’s Forum Magazine

Photographer Finalist

Best of Photography 2007 Annual

 

Human Form Exhibition

Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts

Fredericksburg, Virginia

 

April Regional Art Show

Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts

Fredericksburg, Virginia

 

Art at the Mill Spring 2007 Art Show

Clarke County Historical Association

Millwood Virginia

 

National Juried Photography Exhibition

Nexus Gallery

Prescott, Arizona

 

27th Annual College Photography Contest Finalist

Photographer’s Forum Magazine

Top 5% out of 28,000 entrants

 

13th Annual National Women’s Exhibition

Impact Artists Gallery

Buffalo, New York

 

Exploring Spirituality Exhibition

Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts

Fredericksburg, Virginia

 

Sixth Street Gallery Photography Exhibition

Sixth Street Gallery

Vancouver, Washington

 

Juried Exhibition

Artists’ Gallery

Columbia, Maryland

 

It’s Photography II Exhibition

The Art League of Northern California

Novato, California

 

National Juried Exhibition “DISCOVERIES”

George Segal Gallery

Montclair, New Jersey

 

 

 

artist statement

My work examines the identity of housewives, and the homes they cared for, as depicted through advertisements from 1930-1959.

 

The role of the housewife in society has evolved drastically over the last 60 years. Many contributing factors have forced us to rethink the identity of the housewife. As an artist, I enjoy exploring the role of the 1930-1950’s housewife in ways that can help me forge my own identity as a wife and mother.

 

What makes a house a home? Is it the wife-charged with its upkeep, or is it the outside structure defining the property? My work explores the identity of both the “HOUSE + WIFE.”

 

Advertising gave a voice to the wife’s social identity – a voice, not her voice. In a male driven business, advertisements were primarily written and created with a male undertone. As a graphic designer and professor of graphic design, I use the language of advertising copy in my artwork to manipulate social messages that once bombarded women – reversing their intended meanings.

 

An epitome of Americana sixty years ago was the white picket fence. With the House Next To… series, I use encaustic wax to bind layers of wax to retro-collaged advertisements in the shape of individual picket fence planks. The wax’s materialistic qualities provide a nostalgic-like feel of a simpler time. My intent is for viewers to look at the collaged advertisements reinterpreted… ultimately challenging the messages that once socially defined her.

 

Glave Kocen Gallery - Richmond, Virginia

 

REPRESENTATION